Vice-President – The former Bishop of Brentwood

BishopBrentwoodThe Rt Revd Thomas McMahon, former Bishop of Brentwood, was born in Dorking, Surrey in 1936.

He was educated at St Bede’s Grammar School Manchester before training for the priesthood at St Sulpice, Paris, famous for its organists Charles-Marie Widor & Marcel Dupré.

He was ordained in 1959 at Wonersh, Surrey, moving to Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, then becoming parish priest at Stock, Essex where he continues to live today.

From 1972 –1980 he served as Chaplain to Essex University and was a member of the National Ecumenical Commission.

He was consecrated as Bishop of Brentwood in 1980. He was Chairman of the Church Music Committee from 1997 to 2001 and founded a Cathedral and Choral Trust and extended the Choir School in 2000.  He retired in 2014

He became a Vice-President of Friends of Cathedral Music in 2003.

His hobbies include music, reading, art, architecture, tennis and walking.